Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335462824

Publication Date: May 17, 2022

Publisher: HQN Books


BEACH HOUSE SUMMER has got to be the best feel good story I have read in a long time. Hang on to your seats, it’s a crazy rollercoaster ride! At first, the story is painful and tragic. Then it takes a turn and gets emotional and deals with many different heavy situations. Joanna has just learned that her ex husband has died in a car crash. She also learns that there was a survivor….a very young and pregnant female. Joanna doesn’t know what else to do except go and help the girl, Ashley. She knows Ashley has no one and Joanna knows exactly what that feels like. After reading BEACH HOUSE SUMMER , I want to hang out with Joanna and Ashley.

I have only read Sarah Morgan three times before but after reading BEACH HOUSE SUMMER I know I will be reading everything by her that I can get my hands on. She hooked me from the very first page. Joanna returns to her old hometown and figures no one will bother her since she has been away for twenty years. Boy was she wrong. She figured she burned all her bridges when she left and is completely shocked to know they all still care about her and are eager to help. I found myself totally absorbed in this story and I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters within this heart tugging story. I found all of the characters very real and relatable and it was interesting to read how they are all dealing with their troubles in very different ways and it takes a summer away to try and help them.

BEACH HOUSE SUMMER has it all, adventure, heartbreak, great dialogue, and awesome characters. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! I have made it a quest to catch up on the rest of Sarah’s books because her writing is just that good. She makes her readers feel every emotion her characters are feeling to the point where you feel as if you are right there, riding along with them. Joanna lives a quiet life, except for one thing. She has no privacy since she was married to a famous TV chef, one who cheated quite a bit. Joanna has gotten used to a life spent with cameras following her every move, and even after her divorce, they still won’t leave her alone. My emotions were on a wild roller coaster ride from the first page all the way until the very end. At first I really tried to read it slowly and make it last, but soon I was so caught up in everyone’s lives and business, I was flipping the pages like a mad woman.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harper Collins through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with the ultimate beach read, as one woman forges the most unlikely friendship of all, and embarks on a summer of confronting her past in order to build the future she wants…

When Joanna Whitman’s famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn’t know what to feel. Their dysfunctional marriage held more painful secrets than she cares to remember. But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act, knowing exactly how brutal the media spotlight will be on celebrity chef Cliff Whitman’s ex-wife and his mysterious female friend.

Ashley Blake can’t believe it when Joanna shows up in her hospital room and suggests they hide away at her beach house on a sleepy stretch of California coast. Joanna should be hating her, not helping her. But alone and pregnant, Ashley can’t turn down Joanna’s offer. Yet she knows that if Joanna ever found out the real reason Ashley was in that car, their tentative bond would shatter instantly.

Joanna’s only goal for the summer is privacy, but her return causes major waves in the local community, especially for the man she left behind years ago. All Ashley wants is space to plan for her and her baby’s future, and to avoid causing any trouble for Joanna. But as secrets spill out under the hot summer sun, this unlikely friendship is about to be put to the test. 

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Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold more than 21 million copies of her books and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives with her family near London, England, where the rain frequently keeps her trapped in her office. Visit her at

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  1. Beach House Summer sounds like a great read Susan. I’ve been looking for it on Netgalley but it doesn’t come up for me. I guess they’re not Publishing it ‘down under’. 🤷‍♀️❤📚

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  2. Great review, Susan. I also loved this story. I am a huge Sarah Morgan fan but have only read 7 of her books. I have added several of her backlist to my TBR.

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